WoodVille #21 | WoodVille Brewing Co.

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WoodVille #21WoodVille #21

Brewed by:
WoodVille Brewing Co.
Colorado, United States

Style: Quadrupel (Quad)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 10.20%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by UncleJimbo on 10-14-2005

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Photo of tpd975
3.75/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Another brew provided by SeaBass. It was one I had actually never heard of before.

A: Nice dark amber hue with some haze. 1/2 finger head which quickly dies to a nice collar. Spotty lace is left in the wake.

S: Light wood notes from the start. Oak and vanilla stand out with a bit of roasted malt.

T: Dark fruit, bold roasted malt, and brown sugar come first. Nutty toffee, molasses, and hints of the barrel round things out.

M: Medium, smooth, with good carbonation.

D: Not bad for the ABV.

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Photo of xhuskr
2.25/5  rDev -42.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2

Bought while on vacation in '05 and cracked a few weeks ago. Big disappointment. Flavor was lacking, aroma was missing.. drinkability was worth a 2oz pour (bottle shared) perhaps a bad bottle, but would not be in a hurry to get again :( Had to be a downer...just babied it hoping for much more.

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Photo of Crosling
3.79/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Brick colored dark/brown beer with a small filmy head. Fairly complex nose, with Belgian notes of ripe dark fruit and yeast, along with a touch of oxidation, brown sugar and port-like character. Flavor is well balanced overall, with notes of dark fruit, brown sugar, some cardboard-like oxidation. Lingering tawny-port like character on the finish. For three years old, it's pretty damn good. I might even pick up a couple more bottles if I see them.

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Photo of BradLikesBrew
3.97/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

a: Ruby brown body with a thin head.

s: Perhaps some chocolate notes, oaky tannins, vanilla, and alcohol. I can't come up with words that appropriately convey what I smell from this beer. I will say that it reminds me of the smell of SA Triple bock. Perhaps the aroma reminds me of solvent?

t: Ripe cherries, some vanilla, maple, alcohol and a solvent character.

m: Smooth with a soft carbonation.

d: A nice beer. Didn't know what to expect, but it is a unique and interesting brew.

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Photo of NoLiberty
3.8/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

App: Beautiful little champagne-style bottle with cork and cage. I've been sitting on this beer for nearly a year. The cork releases very gently with no pop and almost no fizz, so I was expecting much less carbonation than actually appeared. Pours a very smooth deep cranberry-cherry red. Dark. Spits up a nice 1-finger thick, frothy head that settles into a nice cap for the full drink of beer. High patchy lacing.

Aroma: Deep raisin notes, rich fruits and slight estery notes. Rich port-like characteristics with fruity vinous smells. Almost mossy or boglike as well with tannin and woody smells deeper down. There may be some slight oxidation in this bottle.

Taste: Vinous, grape-leaves and dried fruit dominate the front. Very mellow and well-balanced. Only slightly sweet and especially low in alcohol flavor, which is a nice welcome. Good candy sugar flavor without the sweetness. Some definite oak qualities especially in the back palate. This beer is probably a bit past its prime, as there is some oxidation at the back. Some mild maple flavor.

Mouth: Very smooth and very soft mouthfeel. Really nice feeling on the palate, soft and light. Light to medium body. Carb is present but not sharp or tingly at all.

Drink: Not bad for the alcohol strength and also the balance of flavors makes this quite nice.

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Photo of blitz134
4/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I've had this one for a year and a half now. Picked it up on a whim in Colorado.

Goes into my new tulip. Comes on with a slightly fizzy light tan head. Pours a mahogany red color, perfectly clear. Head finished with a thin layer of bubbles and a ring around the edge.

Nice aroma, grape skins and raisins, a little toasted notes and some slight chocolaty hints. Overall, slightly sweet aroma, but smells a bit of alcohol with hints of oak tannins.

Taste is quite good as well. I have a hard time describing dark Belgians, but this has some dark vinuous flavor aspects, the hints of chocolate come through again, very similar to the aroma. Dry oak tannins again.

Mouthfeel is interesting, comes across initially as having a nice semi-full body but then finishes up a little dry. Low carbonation, a nice sipper.

Good drinkability, the oak works in quite well and doesn't seem out of place, it just adds a nice complexity. Quite smooth for the alcohol content. Pretty good stuff.

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Photo of WesWes
4.42/5  rDev +13%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

The beer pours a cloudy brown color with a 1/4" offwhite/tan head that fades to lacing. The aroma is excellent. It has a warm malty scent that boasts of pale, crystal, and roasted malts. The oak chips are well received and add a mellowing element to the bold malt aroma. The yeast esters are in check, yet there to provide a mild fruitiness. The taste is great. It has such a smooth and highly complex flavor that boasts of warm malts, yeast esters, and French oak. It goes down really easy for a 10.2% beer. The mouthfeel is fine. It is a medium/full bodied beer with perfect carbonation. This is a damn good beer. It's loaded with flavor, yet light enough so it doesn't fill you up. I could go for another one of these.

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Photo of Boto
3.75/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

375ml bottle: This about killed my fingers undoing the wire cage. When the cork came out there was only a hint of a "pop" when it released. This one pours an orangish-ruby tinted brown. It was opaque with no real head at all. Some sweetness to the nose. Notes of toffee, fruits (orange and raisins?). The taste definitely has some sweetness to it, with a hint of tartness at the end. The tastes are more muddied, with a lack of standout flavors. Not bad, but it should have been more distinct.

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Photo of russpowell
4.01/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

This sucker was caged so tight I had to take a leatherman to the caging to get at the cork!

Pours ruby red/mahogany with 1 finger of sand colored head. No lacing or head

S: Cakey & plumy with hints of booze as this warms.

T: Chocolate, raisins, & breadyness up front. Boozy warming, fruityness, alcohol & dates follow. Finishes with dryness, fruitty & hints of chocolate, toffee& bakers chocolate & just a bit of licorice

MF: Chewy with pretty good carbonation, not the heft I really look for in a quad

Drinks okay, an alright example of the style, worth a shot.

This beer had one of the densest bottles I've ever held in my hand

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Photo of Phatz
3.85/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Thanks Courtlyn for sharing this beer. A true treat I wouldn't have traveled to Colorado for so the opportunity is much appreciated.

Appearance: Pours a bronzeish brown color the shows little light through the body. Small head little lace but from a 10.2% beer that is common.

Smell: whoa that is sweet. A very rich and alcoholic nose. Boozy and loaded with dark fruits raisins and brown sugar come to mind.

Taste: Sweet apple pie. Boozy. Cinnamon and nutmeg, vanilla and molasses a hint of wood may be detectable but it is largely covered with the sweetness.

Mouthfeel: Oddly the body seems a bit thin and yet sticky sweet and smooth.

Drinkability: This is a big beer, best shared.

Hope this is helpful.

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Photo of bruachan
3.43/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

this is quite a classy bottle

does this brewery really suvive with a single offering? good for them. let's see how it is

the head dies, but i'll forgive for a beer of this strength. the color is a deep garnet

hoppy, belgian aroma. fruit. the flavoring is fruity as well...and not just the super dark kind usually associated with strong, dark belgians. oaky with vanilla, this seems almost a bridge between one of the trendy oaked barleywines and a quad. it's an easy-drinker considering what it is, though i think that's due in part to its subpar body. it's very thin

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Photo of gmcfarre
3.75/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured into Delirium tulip.

A - Robust and nearly opaque chocolate ruby brown with a 1 inch tan head. Lacing coats well but isn't thick and head ain't rocky.

S - Raisiny sweet malt with nice sour Belgian yeast vibe. Alcohol spice is evident, but descretely disguised.

T - Malty sweetness with nice dark fruit overtones (raisins). Slight alco bit and nice complexity. Perhaps overly sweet without enough spice to override and enhance.

M - Mouth coating with a slight alcoholic bite.

D - One of the better US quads I've had, but quite lacking compared to the best Belgians. Doesn't take the quad to new and exciting US brewing levels. (Unfortunately my friend was enjoying a St. Bernardus Abt 12 at the same time, and this brew just couldn't compare).

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Photo of Estarrio
4.37/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Many thanks to Sudsdog for the bottle

Pours dark, murky, mud brown with very little head. Minimal, watery lacings line the sides of the glass before dissipating.

The nose is sweet raisin, fig, caramel and cherry with big, malt notes. There is a strong, doughy yeast aroma, along with some wood tones.

Surprisingly sweet and shockingly smooth flavor. The alcohol content is barely detectable beyond the slight spicy warming. Chewy malt body backed by complex, fruity esters. Raisin and cherry couple with distinct wood, vanilla, caramel and molasses. The aftertaste is bittersweet, dark chocolate.

Lightly viscous palate with subtle carbonation produce a somewhat lighter bodied quad.

Between the sweet, complex flavors and the extremely well hidden alcohol, this is one dangerously drinkable brew.

This is a complex, unique desert quad and perhaps the best tasting U.S. quad that I've enjoyed. Drink at cellar or room temp.

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Photo of Beersignal
3.85/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.5

Another gift from Goldorak. One of his many beers collected on junkets to the U.S. Marci!!!

Stunning light crimson on burgundy reflections when held to the light. Pours with a small head what withers instantly in a whooshing fizz leaving no lace, only a thin ring. Light refracts cleanly through the transparent liquid.

Aromas are firm and malty with a fruity backbone and definite hints of wood. As the beer warms notes of currants and cherries develop through faint traces of vanilla and spice.

Flavours are dominated by a sweetness of malt and a mild spicyness that is reminescent of cigar leaves. Some oak and honey permeate the sweetness to be soon eclipsed by a phenolic bitterness. It is drier than I would have expected and posesses a velvety finish.

Very drinkable for 10.2% alc by vol. but maybe lacking in overall volume and intensity. Pleasing nonetheless, and very reminescent of a barleywine.

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Photo of prefont75
3.87/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

After drinking a couple Lefthand Porters, my buddy takes a bag out of the fridge and reveals slowly two beautiful bottles of Woodville 21. It was like the heavens above chanted glorious harmonies.

After popping the cork and pouring a ruby light brownish in our snifters, strong fruity aromas were released for our delight. A light head is formed and I smell hints of plum and cherry, almost like a dessert.

Strong malty, plum, rasin, cherry, apricot? flavors. Has a very clean finish with little carbonation and leaving oak/wood flavors.

Since it is a little sweet, find the right pairing with this beer and it would taste even better. Definitley reccomended if you like aged masterpieces.

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Photo of smcolw
3.49/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

Extremely cloudy, light brown color. Mild head with only a smattering of lace.

Sweet candy sugar aroma. Some caramel, no discernable hop. The alcohol (10.2% abv) is evident in the smell.

Surprisingly flat. Not as sweet as the smell would lead me to believe. There's a small touch of bitterness. The carbonation shows up mid-taste (lightly) and quickly dissipates. A fairly thin quad in terms of body.

Flavorful and potent, but not that interesting, kind of a two-dimensional beer. Worthy of a taste from a kind friend, but I doubt if I'll be running out to purchase another soon (at $10 for less than 13 oz, it's a bit steep for me).

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Photo of UnionMade
4.3/5  rDev +10%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Surprised/confused to see this on the shelves up in MA. For one, I'd never heard of it, and two, it looks like one of those small little gems from a tiny brewery you only seem to find within a 20 mile radius of the brewery. Classy, minimal packaging with a screenprint labeled, corked 12oz bottle simply stating the beer with little fanfare or bright colors to grab your attention. With all the colorfully labeled brews around it, this one stuck out like a sore thumb. Usually packing like this means the beer is great, and i hope this is no disappointment.
Pours a dirty, brownish caramel, capped by a distracted, hard to rouse head. Despite this, a respectable collar of bubbles manages to stick around for the whole show. Very belgian and strong looking, what with the brown, cloudy nature and lack of head. The aroma is somewhat lacking, in that very little jumps out of my snifter. An unusual and distinctive nutty peachiness comes through immediately, kinda like these little hors d'oeuvres I had at an art gallery opening once, which were a piece of dried apricot with a dollop of cream cheese and a walnut on top. I ate those like gangbusters, so I'm enjoying this. Sweet and malty, big on the fruit and spicy yeastiness in that belgian way. The barrel aging comes across as creamy and vanilla like. The flavor opens with an amazingly thick mouthfeel. It really feels like whole milk. I'm not kidding. I don't think I've ever had a beer this full bodied. If you like thick, chewy beers, this is it. Sweet and caramel laden, with a nutty, creamy fruitiness, reminding me again of those art show hors d'oeuvres. A big heap of cherry, fig and plum to boot. Incredibly smooth, with a creamy, tongue coating feel and gentle, fine bubbled carbonation. Barely there up front, with a mellow shimmer in the end. Absolutely not one bit of alcohol, making this even more drinkable for me. Until it grows warm, the finish is somewhat spacious, like a piece is missing. Growing warmer in my hand, a bit of herbal hop flavor and dirty malt fills in the gaps between candi sugar, woody vanilla and clovey spice. Phenols grow as well, mostly clove with a trace of smoke. Real spicy with the belgian yeast. A little peppery. Very authentic, in the gentle, subtler way that actual belgian brewers make their beer. Boldly flavored without throwing the heavy metal horns in your face and sticking out its tongue. Balanced and delicious.
I'm not so sure how this one would age, as it really relies on the estery/phenolic character to bring it up from "good" to "damn tasty". Those tend to drop out first, so I hardly ever age belgians. That's my favorite part.
I really like this. Perhaps not as challenging as some other begian styled beers, but interesting and delicious. The sheer mass of the beer is something to respect, and the oak chips provide a wonderful compliment to the existing, brewed flavors. I will get this again. Decently priced to boot. I didn't review this as any particular style, since the only indicator of what it's supposed to be, according to the bottle, is a Colorado artisanal ale. Works for me.

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Photo of sinstaineddemon
4.07/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

ooh, cork smells great

A - this artisanal ale (as it says on the bottle) pours a dark rich soil/mud brown, but that high quality store bought mud, it wells up a thin very short lived white head, holding it up to the light reveals that this beer is light on both sediment and carbonation

S - wow, this smells very sweet, reminiscient of a barleywine, very dark sweetness, like a molasses type sweetness with cognac type hints, with the inclusive alcohol hints

T - not as syrupy as i thought it would be, the sweetness from the aroma is present up front, with some additional tartness, THEN it immediately gives way to a nice woody falvor, which i am assuming comes fromt thr french oak chips it is aged with, very nice flavor and great balance

M - looked like it would be syrupy, but it wasn't, a nice light body with great mouthcoat

D - easily drinkable, not high on hoppiness, so those of us who arent hopheads will enjoy this

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Photo of SacoDeToro
3.95/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

I hadn't heard of Woodville until just a few weeks ago when my brother, a Colorado resident, gave me a call when he was at the famed LiqourMart in Boulder. What'd I say? "Pick some up dude!"

The beer poured a rich and slightly hazy brown with a small tan head that quickly turned to lace.

The aroma of the beer was that of dark sugars, raisins, and figs, all carried up to your nose by the volatile 10.2% alcohol. It was nicely estery without going overboard.

The flavor of the beer had a rich maltiness with many accents of dried fruits, such the aforementioned raisins and figs. The hops were there enough to balance things out, but I might have prefered just a little more bitterness. The beer was also very creamy and smooth. There was a very pleasant, but faint flavor from the oak chips.

The mouthfeel of the beer was medium and not too heavy. The carbonation could have been just a tad higher.

Overall, a very impressive beer from a seemingly freshman brewery. Their website's still under construction so I have yet to find out anything about the staff and their history. Very elegant packaging I might add - the nicest I've seen in a while.

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Photo of Beaver13
4.05/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

375ml bottle corked and caged. Pours a murky ruby light brown with a fizzy tan head that quickly dissipates.

The aroma is vinous alcohol, wood, tart fruits and some floral notes.

The flavor is sweet breadiness, oak and some tart fruits. The finish is sweet with some dark fruits (figs). The alcohol is well hidden. The mouthfeel is full bodied and smooth with some slightly sharp carbonation.

Overall, I was pleasantly surprised by this. It's a nice Belgian Ale (a little on the sweet side) with a good use of wood aging.

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Photo of Jason
4.09/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

375ml corked and caged brown bottle with no freshness date to be found.

A- Thin tan lace drops a ring or two on the glass, semi-murky rusty brown color draw little from the light.

S- Fruit cake, fusel alcohol, spice, white vanilla with an orangey fruitiness ... a complex and flamboyant aroma to say the least.

T&M- Brown bread maltiness ... ripe bing cherry like fruitiness. Hint of wood with vanilla overtones. More dark berry fruitiness middle to end. Full bodied with a slick and smooth mouth feel. Warming alcohol flares out a bit with a mild solvent character.

D- Sip this one against a strong blue cheese and compliment it with some preserves as well. Just an other poster beer for New American Beer ... and I am loving it.

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Photo of barleywinebrewer
3.75/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

While on a recent beer run I saw this at the last second and thought why not? A corked oak aged belgian from Colorado - gotta try that.

A - Reddish brown pour, very thick looking. Had to tip the bottle quite a bit on the pour to get a head. Head dissapeared very quickly.

S - Heavy malty smell dominated by raisin and molasses.

T - Similar to smell - raisin, molasses, just a slight undertone of oak.

M - Not flat, but definitely very lightly carbonated. Has the feel of being in oak at the edges of the sip. Mostly it comes accross as a full bodied malty brew.

D - A nice drink. Different in character than some quad's I've had as of late. That's good in my book.

Worth trying!

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Photo of ppoitras
3.95/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

375ml bottle purchased as a single from Julio's, Marlboro, MA. Corked and caged.

Poured into a Rapscallion glass, formed a 1/4" beige head over the translucent bright burgundy brew. Head fades pretty quick down to an uneven layer of bubbles, with average lacing, par for the style. Aroma is malty sweetness with highlights of fruit and oak. Taste has the raspberry upfront, coupled with the almost syrupy malt sweetness, again finding light vanilla and oak. Mouthfeel and drinkability are both good as well, although the mouthfeel does get thinner as the brew warms. Doesn't get cloying like some in the style do, and even with the fruit component, this remains a brew I would revisit.

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Photo of sulldaddy
4.65/5  rDev +18.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I bought a bottle on a recent trip to MA. I am sampling at room temp in a snifter. The beer pours a hazy mahogany color with some suspended yeast sediment gradually settling to the bottom. A small off white creamy head fades quickly to a surface layer.
The aroma si big but not boozy with dark fruit (raisins, red grape) and some molasses, and merlot scents. First sip reveals a silky smooth texture and fairly lite body for the nose and style. Mild spacious carbonation. Flavor is brown sugar and caramel, red grapes and molasses. I get vanilla and maple syrup in there too. Quite a big beer with no real hot characteristics, just lots of maltiness and complexity. A very nice beer that I would definitely try again.

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Photo of weeare138
3.85/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Appears a dark amber toned brown with a small white film as a cap that floats atop the brew. Spotty lacing is left around the glass.
Smell is of brown sugar, caramel, vanilla, and raisins.
Taste is of the same aromas with a sweet toasted nut with caramel and brown sugar sprinkled atop.
Mouthfeel is velvety and smooth with a semi-dry, bready finish.
This one was supposed to be aged with French oak chips...didn't get any of that in there. Perhaps the tannins got eaten up amongst the other complexities? The great enigma with this beer, huh?

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WoodVille #21 from WoodVille Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 3.91 out of 5 with 37 ratings